Originally Posted by Ghost12
This is a copy pasted post from a thread on OCuk, by one of the main OCuk staff who is well in the know regards these releases. I found it interesting, so may some of you. Was in reference to the internet reviews seen so far, especially Linus and Logan. For reference 8 pack the Uk bencher has a volt mod bios for the weekend for the 290x also.
The card runs at 1000MHz always, no problem, not once did I see core speed drop off, it will only throttle if it exceeds 95c, which even in quiet mode is rare.
I am running one at 1200MHz core and 6600MHz on stock cooler, it wipes the floor now with a GTX 780 running at 1310Mhz core and 6800MHz on a custom design card with uprated cooler.
Its a great card, as drivers mature it will get faster and custom designs / coolers will make it faster still.
Even more impressive is the yet to be released baby R290, it overclocks to a point where it also beats a 1300MHz GTX 780 quite easily, that is even cheaper.
I sell them all, but AMD got a great product on their hands which will only get better.
GTX 780 needs to drop to £399 Inc. and new 780Ti needs to be £499, come on NVIDIA, DO IT, DO IT NOW!!!!